Many times in relationships we get the things that we don’t want to get because we forget to forgive.  Forgiving is so much easier than forgetting. I’ve learned that this is because forgiving is an act that we can decide on; forgetting doesn’t always happen. Forgiving is a decision that can help heal us individually, which can heal and save the relationship. It’s easier for someone to forgive us when we forgive them too. So why don’t we take the time to forgive? Well, if our mind is so wrapped up in our own nonsense, we can’t see what the right thing to do is.  Starting over in relationships begins with forgiveness; and forgiveness can lengthen it too… – JCT (from a conversation with Dad).